Hagerstown Youth Council

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About the Hagerstown Youth Council

The Hagerstown Youth Council was established by the Hagerstown Mayor and City Council to give Hagerstown youth the ability to provide feedback and recommendations regarding community policies and programs that affect their future and to take a leadership role in creating meaningful change.  Members of the Youth Council will have the opportunity to raise their voices and share their experiences with local dignitaries, agencies, and other youth as well as participate in other fun activities like selecting the City's downtown Christmas Tree or planning an Earth Day event.

In order to serve on the Hagerstown Youth Council youth must meet the below qualifications:

  • Be a resident of the City of Hagerstown or attend a public/private high school or home-school located in the City of Hagerstown;
  • Be currently enrolled in either an accredited public or private high school or home-school; and,
  • Be entering the ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade at the beginning of council program year.

Hagerstown Youth Councilmembers (2021-2022)

  • Natalie Asbury, South Hagerstown High School
  • Kevin Bokoum, North Hagerstown High School
  • Alex Duncan, North Hagerstown High School
  • Tanish Gupta, North Hagerstown High School
  • Natalie Hewage, North Hagerstown High School
  • Ella Murthy, North Hagerstown High School
  • Manraj Singh, North Hagerstown High School
  • Haileigh Taylor, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
  • Eden Teodorovici, North Hagerstown High School 

City of Hagerstown Staff Support

  • Lauren Metz, Planning and Outreach Coordinator
  • Jonathan Kerns, Community Development Manager

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

All meetings of the Hagerstown Youth Advisory Council are held at the BuroBox. 60 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 unless otherwise noted.  All meetings are open to the public, however, public attendees may not have the opportunity to participate in the meeting.  Meetings will typically be held on the first Thursday and third Monday of each month unless the third Monday is a holiday.  

Meeting Date
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 5:30 PM

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Want to Speak to the Council?

Any group that is interested in sharing information with the Hagerstown Youth Advisory Council is encouraged to first reach out to Lauren Metz at lmetz@hagerstownmd.org for additional details.

Additional Information/Questions

Any questions regarding the Hagerstown Youth Advisory Council can be forwarded to city staff at the Department of Community and Economic Development at either lmetz@hagerstownmd.org or HYACadmin@hagerstownmd.org or 301-739-8577 ext. 820.